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Hello!

Here’s our free gift to you ~ the Power Vision Program
of vision therapy eye exercises. We suggest you print
a hard copy and put it in a binder for easy reference,
or take the file to a copy shop and have them do it.
Please begin by reading pages 40 through 50.

If your vision is starting to go bad, the exercises
can probably help you avoid corrective lenses.

If your vision is bad and it’s getting worse,
the exercises can probably help you avoid the
anxiety and expense of stronger prescriptions.

If your vision is bad and it’s not getting worse,
the exercises can probably help you reduce or
eliminate dependency on corrective lenses.

The Power Vision Program contains new
words, new concepts, new information. Don’t
worry if you don’t understand everything at first.
Just read it three times and it will fall into place.

We recommend you use the Power Vision Program
with a friend so that you motivate and encourage
each other. Do whatever it takes to get results!

The Power Vision Program is the key to a lifetime of
stronger healthier eyes and better vision, so don’t
just put it away. Read it! Use it! Make it work!


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POWER
VISION
PROGRAM
®


_________________

Dr. Merrill J. Allen
Dr. Steven M. Beresford
Dr. Francis A. Young
_________________


© 2010 American Vision Institute



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION ONE: Welcome To The Power Vision Program

4. Good Vision Is Your Birthright
5. Now For Some Basic Terms
6. How Your Visual System Works
7. How To Use Corrective Lenses Correctly
8. Set Yourself Realistic Goals
9. Strategies For Success

SECTION TWO: How To Use The Power Vision Program

11. Download Instructions
13. The Deep Relaxation Module
14. How To Get Really Fast Results
16. Advice For Different Conditions
19. Quick Start Checklist
20. Weekly Worksheet

SECTION THREE: The Power Exercise Module

23. Flexing 24. Squeezing
25. Clocking 26. Detailing
29. Conducting 30. Rolling

SECTION FOUR: The Booster Exercise Module

31. Hydrotherapy 32. Flashing
33. Palming 34. Acupressure

SECTION FIVE: What Really Causes Bad Eyesight

41. What Corrective Lenses Do To Your Eyes
42. Corrective Lenses And Eye Disease
43. Understanding Eye Doctors

SECTION SIX: Advanced Therapy Techniques
52. The Fusion Exercises
______________________________________________________________

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Behavioral Optometrist Referrals: www.oepf.org
Behavioral Optometrist Referrals: www.covd.org
______________________________________________________________
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NOTICE TO ALL READERS

The Power Vision Program is an educational tool that will
help you see more clearly and comfortably. The techniques
are considered to be completely safe but should only be used
under the supervision of an eye doctor. If you use the Power
Vision Program without the supervision of an eye doctor, you
do so entirely at your own risk and assume all liabilities from
application of the techniques and recommendations including
all claims for direct and consequential damages.

Now we’d like to introduce the doctors who developed the
Power Vision Program:









Dr. Merrill J. Allen, Ph.D. Former Head
of the School of Optometry and Professor
Emeritus at Indiana University. During his
distinguished career, he educated thousands
of optometrists and published 231 research
papers. He received 21 professional honors
including the highest award in optometry,
the prestigious Apollo Award from the
American Optometric Association.

Dr. Steven M. Beresford, Ph.D. Founder
of the American Vision Institute. He is an
expert on nuclear chemistry and magnetic
resonance spectroscopy who has carried out
extensive research into the biomechanics
of the eyes and natural methods of vision
improvement including cataract reversal.

Dr. Francis A. Young, Ph.D. Former Head
of Washington State University’s Primate
Research Center and Professor Emeritus
of Psychology. He published 95 research
papers and received 11 honors including
the American Optometric Association’s
Apollo Award for his myopia research.
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SECTION ONE

WELCOME TO THE
POWER VISION PROGRAM

GOOD VISION IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT

During the last few decades, an elite group of eye doctors
known as behavioral optometrists have developed simple
techniques known as vision therapy eye exercises that
make the eyes healthier and reduce or even eliminate
dependency on corrective lenses. The Power Vision
Program gives you the best of these techniques.

The Power Vision Program gives your eyes a good basic
workout. In contrast to physical exercises, however, eye
exercises are not strenuous and are intended to increase
the range and accuracy of the focusing system rather than
beefing up the eye muscles. Some of the exercises stimulate
the flow of nutrients inside the eyes, making them healthier.
Other exercises increase natural focusing power and reduce
eyestrain from reading or working at a computer.

It’s vitally important to understand that the vast majority
of people are born with normal vision. Almost all cases of
poor vision begin with nothing more serious than a minor
focusing problem. Nobody goes to bed with normal vision
and wakes up the next morning with deformed eyeballs!

The bottom line is that if you could see well as a child,
you probably didn’t inherit deformed eyeballs. Likewise,
although the aging process catches up with us all, many
elderly people don’t need glasses or seldom wear them.
This means is that poor vision is usually not inherited
and can be improved with eye exercises, just like you
can improve your body with physical exercises.
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NOW FOR SOME BASIC TERMS

Acuity. Clarity of vision, usually expressed as a fraction such
as 20/50. The smaller the denominator, the better the acuity.

Astigmatism. A condition in which the eyeball and/or cornea
are warped. The result is uneven focusing of light and blurred
or distorted vision, usually at all distances.

Cataract. A degenerative disease caused by dead cells inside
the eye’s inner lens, which make the lens cloudy and obstruct
the passage of light. A cataract is not a tumor but is usually
caused by ultraviolet radiation and/or poor nutrition.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia). A condition in which far
objects are seen better than near objects. A farsighted
person is called a hyperope (pronounced HYPER-ope).

Glaucoma. A degenerative disease in which the optic nerve
is damaged due to poor blood supply and/or excess pressure
inside the eyeball, usually caused by blockages in the eye’s
drainage system. Glaucoma can lead to total blindness.

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia). A condition in which the brain
suppresses nerve impulses from one eye, often leading
to subnormal acuity and inferior vision in that eye.

Macular Degeneration. A degenerative disease in which
cells die in the central part of the retina at the back of the
eye, usually resulting in partial blindness.

Nearsightedness (Myopia). A condition in which near
objects are seen better than far objects. A nearsighted
person is called a myope (pronounced MY-ope).

Presbyopia (Aging Eyes). Loss of focusing power due to
the aging process. A person with presbyopia is called a
presbyope (pronounced PREZ-bee-ope).

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HOW YOUR VISUAL SYSTEM WORKS

The eye is an approximately spherical bag of cells about
an inch in diameter that is filled with a pressured liquid.
At the front is the cornea, which is a transparent window
of cells that allows light to enter. Behind the cornea is the
iris, which is a diaphragm of colored muscle that regulates
the amount of light entering the eye.

Behind the iris is the inner lens, which is a flexible capsule
of transparent cells. The ciliary muscle surrounds the lens
and is responsible for focusing the eye. When the ciliary
muscle dilates, it makes the inner lens thinner to focus
on distant objects. When the ciliary muscle constricts,
it makes the inner lens thicker to focus on near objects.
In addition, six extraocular muscles surround each eyeball
and are responsible for moving the eyes in their sockets.

The cornea and inner lens focus light onto the retina, which
is a layer of cells inside the eyeball. Due to optical defects in
the eye known as spherical and chromatic aberrations and
light scattering and diffraction, the image on the retina is
never perfectly clear, even in perfectly normal eyes.

The retina converts the light into electrical pulses that travel
up the optic nerve to the brain, where the image is enhanced
by the visual cortex in a process known as hyperacuity. It
may surprise you to know that what we actually see is up
to ten times clearer than the raw image on the retina!
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HOW TO USE CORRECTIVE LENSES CORRECTLY

When people get a new pair of glasses, they must usually
get used to the stronger lenses. This means that the eyes
passively adapt to the stronger lenses. The time required
for adaptation is usually a few weeks.

We have discovered that the same principle can be used in
reverse. Instead of passively adapting to stronger lenses,
it is possible to actively adapt to weaker lenses using eye
exercises to make the eyes stronger and healthier.


Eye exercises strengthen the focusing mechanism and help
the eyes adapt to the weaker lenses. When you can see well
through the weaker lenses, use even weaker lenses. We call
this progressive undercorrection.

You can get weaker lenses from a same-day company like
Lenscrafters or from a behavioral optometrist (see page 2),
which may take several days to a week.

Weaker glasses from previous years can often be used. If you
are myopic, the weaker glasses must give you 20/40 acuity so
that you can drive safely. If you are presbyopic or hyperopic,
weak drug store glasses are usually okay. If your glasses are
already weak, use them until you can see well through them,
then use even weaker glasses.
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SET YOURSELF REALISTIC GOALS

The Power Vision Program is designed to make your eyes
healthier, increase your natural focusing power, and reduce
your dependency on corrective lenses. However, this doesn’t
mean that everybody will be able to throw their glasses away.
Although some people get truly amazing results, it is usually
more realistic to set the goal of returning to weaker glasses
or contact lenses and only wear them part of the time.

Based on our clinical experience with more than 1,000
patients, we have determined that the Power Vision
Program can typically produce the following results:

CATEGORY ONE: If your eyesight is just
starting to go bad, you can probably return
to normal and avoid corrective lenses.

CATEGORY TWO: If your eyesight is not
too bad, you can probably return to normal
or almost-normal and avoid corrective lenses
all or most of the time.

CATEGORY THREE: If your eyesight is bad,
you can probably obtain a significant amount
of freedom from corrective lenses, such as only
needing them for movies or driving.

CATEGORY FOUR: If you have cataracts,
glaucoma or macular degeneration, you may
be able to reverse the disease and avoid surgery.

Although most people see the first signs of improvement
in a week or so, don’t be impatient or discouraged if you
don’t get astonishing results right away. Remember that
we’re doctors, not miracle workers! So please be realistic
and give the exercises time to work. The important thing
is to use the Power Vision Program as directed, don’t take
shortcuts, and do at least one Exercise Module per day.
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STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

We recommend the following strategies. But remember, you
must ALWAYS wear corrective lenses that enable you to see
well when doing any type of potentially dangerous activity.

CATEGORY ONE: If you don’t yet wear corrective
lenses, exercise your eyes regularly and avoid eye
strain from too much reading or computer work.

CATEGORY TWO: If your eyesight is not
too bad, try to go without corrective lenses
as much as possible provided its safe to do so.

CATEGORY THREE: Start wearing weaker glasses
immediately and concentrate on adapting to them.
When you can see well through the weaker glasses,
return to even weaker glasses. The weaker glasses
should give you 20/40 acuity so objects are slightly
blurred but not so blurred that you can’t make them
out. You should also spend as much time as possible
without glasses provided its safe to do so.

CATEGORY FOUR: If you have an eye disease,
do Flexing, Rolling, and the Booster exercises.
Take a multivitamin supplement for the eyes.
Eat lots of vegetables. Drink plenty of liquids.

HOW TO USE CONTACT LENSES EFFECTIVELY

If you’re nearsighted and do a lot of reading or computer
work, we advise you not to wear contact lenses unless you
get special lenses for close work. You will need lenses that
give you 20/40 acuity at a distance of 20”. If you don’t do
much reading or computer work, its okay to wear weaker
contact lenses that give you 20/40 distance acuity. We
recommend disposable contacts. Ask your eye doctor
for a series of progressively weaker lenses.
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SECTION TWO

HOW TO USE THE
POWER VISION PROGRAM


POWER EXERCISE MODULE

This is a 21 minute file consisting of
6 exercises to increase your natural
focusing power and stimulate the
nutrient flow inside your eyes.

BOOSTER EXERCISE MODULE

This is a 21 minute file consisting of
3 exercises to stimulate the nutrient
flow inside your eyes.

DEEP RELAXATION MODULE

This is a 30 minute file consisting of
deep relaxation plus visualization to
regenerate the tissues in your eyes.

START THE PROGRAM TODAY!

The most important thing is to get
up to speed as quickly as possible
and see the results for yourself.

When you feel the new health and
power in your eyes and see things
becoming clearer, you’ll never want
to go back to passively relying on
stronger glasses or contact lenses!


Cultivate the habit
of exercising your
eyes every day!
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DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

Download the music files onto your desktop from the links
given below. Use the Browser settings on the next page.
You can play the files on your computer or burn them
onto a CD or transfer them to an mp3 player.

POWER EXERCISE MODULE (21 minutes)
www.strong-eyes.com/audio/POWER.mp3

BOOSTER EXERCISE MODULE (21 minutes)
www.strong-eyes.com/audio/BOOSTER.mp3

DEEP RELAXATION MODULE (30 minutes)
www.strong-eyes.com/audio/RELAXATION.mp3

The Power Exercise Module and the Booster Exercise Module
don’t contain any instructions, just music and cues to do the
exercises. The first few times you play the files, you should
stop the music at the beginning of each exercise and read
the instructions in the manual so you learn the method
correctly. Don’t skip anything or take any shortcuts.

After a few days, you’ll be able to do the exercises without
referring to the instructions. If you prefer your own music,
use it. Play at least one Module per day. Your goal is to set
up a routine you can live with, so do whatever works best.

If you want really fast results, play two or three Modules
per day but immediately stop if your eyes become very
sore or painful. Make haste slowly and don’t overdo it.

You can do the exercises in time to the music or to your
breathing. Don’t rush the exercises. Aim for accuracy and
coordination rather than speed. As soon as you can do all
the exercises comfortably, move on to the Fusion Exercises
and the Advanced Exercise Sequences.
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BROWSER SETTINGS
These settings work for most computers. If you have trouble
downloading, Google: “download mp3 + (version of browser)”.
This will tell you how other people have solved the problem.

Internet Explorer

1) Copy and paste the download link into the address bar.
2) Press “Enter”. A dialog box will appear asking: “Do you
want to open or save this file?” Click the “Save” button.
3) A new dialog box will appear. Click on “Desktop” in the
left column, then click the “Save” button at the bottom right.
4) The mp3 file will quickly download.

Mozilla Firefox

1) In the menu bar, click Tools > Options > General.
2) In the “Downloads” section, check “Show the Downloads
Window when downloading a file”, then check “Save files to
Desktop” using the Browse button at the right if necessary.
3) Click on “Applications” in the menu bar at the top of
the Options box.
4) Scroll down the Content Type to mp3, MPG, MPEG files
and make sure the Action is set to “Save File”.
5) Click OK at the bottom of the Options box.
6) Copy and paste the download link into the address bar.
7) Press “Enter”. The mp3 file will quickly download.

Google Chrome

1) Copy and paste the download link into the address bar.
2) Press “Enter”. The mp3 file will immediately start to
play. Then Press “Ctrl + S” while it is playing.
3) A dialog box will appear. Click on “Desktop” in the left
column, then click the “Save” button at the bottom right.
4) The mp3 file will slowly download as it plays.
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HOW TO USE THE DEEP RELAXATION MODULE

The Deep Relaxation Module will quickly produce a state of
deep restful relaxation bordering on sleep. You must never
play it in a moving vehicle or in any other situation where
you must be fully awake and responsive to what is going
on around you!

The Deep Relaxation Module is designed to change the shape
of your eyes and help your visual system work better. Every
day, billions of old cells throughout your body are replaced
by healthy new cells. This process of regeneration is also
taking place in your eyes. There’s a substantial amount
of scientific evidence that this process can be influenced
by activating the power of the subconscious mind.

In our normal waking state, it’s very difficult to activate
the power of the subconscious mind. The Deep Relaxation
Module will guide you into a state of consciousness where
this is possible. You’re already familiar with this state of
consciousness. It’s the pleasant, deeply relaxed transition
state that you experience every night, just before falling
asleep. Your body is comfortable and relaxed, but you’re
completely in control and still able to think.

Your success depends on staying focused on the words and
images. Simply visualize your eyes changing shape to give
you clear vision. However you visualize your eyes changing
shape is okay. If your mind starts to wander, bring it back
by gently squeezing your eyes and mentally repeating: “My
eyes are getting better and my vision is improving.”

We suggest you listen to the Deep Relaxation Module when
you come home from work, or just before you go to bed, or
set a fixed time during the day. First spend a few minutes
stretching out and loosening up, then sit in a comfortable
chair or lay on the bed, then do some deep breathing and
start the Module. At the end of the Module you can get
up or you can allow yourself to fall asleep naturally.
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HOW TO GET REALLY FAST RESULTS

The most important thing is to do everything as directed and
don’t skip anything or take shortcuts. Read the instructions
carefully and make sure you are doing the exercises correctly.
For the first few days, stop the music at the beginning of each
exercise and read the instructions. After a few days, you’ll be
able to do the exercises without referring to the instructions.

Start The Program Immediately. Don’t wait, don’t
delay, don’t procrastinate. Start doing the exercises
today and get up to speed as quickly as possible!

Do Something Every Day. Do the Power Exercises,
and/or the Booster Exercises, and/or Deep Relaxation.
The more you do, the faster you’ll get results. Do at
least one Module every day, preferably two Modules.

Don’t Overdo It. Your eyes will feel sore at first, like
any other exercise program. If you experience sharp
pain or if your eyes become unpleasantly sore, you
must immediately stop! Do the Booster Exercises
or Deep Relaxation instead of the Power Exercises
for a few days until the discomfort subsides.

Rearrange Your Schedule. It’s really important
to cultivate the habit of doing the exercises on a
regular basis. Set aside a special time when you
can do them without being disturbed. If possible,
do an exercise session in the morning. That way
it’s done and you won’t get sidetracked or forget.

Use An Alarm Clock. Habits thrive on regularity
so use an alarm clock to remind yourself. This is
the best way to cultivate your new exercise habit.

Use The Weekly Worksheet. Print out a copy
every week and record your progress every day.
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Wear Weaker Glasses. Do this immediately. If you
continue to wear your current glasses you won’t get
results. However, if your current glasses are already
weak, continue to wear them until you can see well
with them, then use even weaker glasses.

Spend Time Without Glasses. Break the habit of
leaving your glasses on all the time. Regard them
as tools that you use for activities where you must
have clear vision, and cultivate the habit of taking
them off as soon as you finish the activity. You’ll
find that there are many situations where you can
see without them, even if things are not perfectly
clear. Of course, you must always wear them for
potentially dangerous activities such as cooking,
using power tools, crossing the road, or driving.

Don’t Read Through Distance Glasses. This only
applies to myopes and is important because reading
through distance glasses creates nearpoint stress and
causes deterioration. Remove your distance glasses for
all reading and computer work, even if it means being
closer than usual. If you are very myopic, get glasses
with weaker lenses that give you 20/40 acuity at 20”.

Wear An Eye Patch. Get one from your drug store
and wear it for an hour a day for reading, watching
television, or playing. Don’t wear it for potentially
dangerous activities such as cooking, using power
tools, crossing the road, or driving! Using an eye
patch can really accelerate your progress because
it encourages each eye to see as well as possible.
If one of your eyes is noticeably stronger than
the other, patch it for longer periods of time.

Cultivate New Visual Habits. Practice Flexing,
Squeezing, and Detailing as much as possible
throughout the day. Put the Reminder Card
at prominent locations at home and at work.
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ADVICE FOR DIFFERENT CONDITIONS

EYESTRAIN, MYOPIA. Instead of reading page
after page – or spending hour after hour staring at
a computer screen – you should take frequent breaks.
Do some Squeezing or Fast Blinking, then look at a
detail on a distant object. Take at least 50 breaks
per day and keep a written record using “bars and
gates”. Every time you take a break, add a bar to
the gate. We highly recommend this technique
because it rapidly reduces computer eyestrain
and headaches.

Tape the Reminder Card to your computer and also
use it as a bookmark. Put it a few pages ahead and
when you reach it, take a break. Then put it a few
more pages ahead and continue reading.

It’s very important not to wear distance glasses for
reading or computer work. If you can’t read without
glasses, use weaker lenses that give you 20/40 acuity
at a distance of 20”.

HYPEROPIA, PRESBYOPIA. Try to read without
glasses or use weaker lenses. If you wear bifocals,
try to use single vision lenses. Use the Reminder
Card as a bookmark. Put it a few pages ahead and
when you reach it, do Squeezing or Fast Blinking
then look at a detail on a near object. Then put
it a few more pages ahead and continue reading.

LAZY EYE. When you start using the eye patch,
you will know if you have a dominant eye and a
weaker eye. To bring the weaker eye up to par,
patch the dominant eye two or three times as
long as the weaker eye.
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ASTIGMATISM. Although astigmatism is sometimes
inherited, most cases seem to be the result of a bad
posture. The reason is that the visual system helps
to maintain our sense of balance by scanning the
world around us for horizontal features. When the
head is tilted, the extraocular muscles pull unequally,
causing the eyeball and/or cornea to become distorted.

To improve astigmatism, find out which way your
head usually tilts. Look in a mirror or ask a friend.
Then cultivate the habit of tilting your head the other
way. Make signs that say TILT HEAD and put them
in prominent positions at home, at work, and in your
car. Do extra Clocking and Rolling to encourage the
extraocular muscles to change their configuration.

DEGENERATIVE EYE DISEASES. When we’re
young, the fluids inside the eye circulate by means
of the ciliary muscle expanding and contracting as
it changes focus, and by the iris muscle expanding
and contracting in response to the light.

Nutrients are pumped into the eye from the back of
the ciliary muscle, and waste products are pumped
out of the eye through Schlemm’s Canal, which is
located at the front of the iris muscle.

The problem arises when we grow older and develop
presbyopia. As with all other bodily tissues, the eye’s
tissues decline with age. The lens loses its flexibility,
the ciliary and iris muscles become less responsive
and lose their power, the nutrient flow decreases,
waste products are not properly expelled, and the
eye becomes stiff, sluggish, and unhealthy.

Although the aging process can’t be avoided, a lot
can be done to minimize its impact, just like many
older people do physical exercises to stay in shape
and reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
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Recent research suggests that degenerative eye
diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, or macular
degeneration can often be stabilized or reversed
by means of eye exercises and/or nutrition. You
should be aware that major clinical studies have
not been carried out so if you decide to try these
techniques, you should only do so under the care
of your eye doctor.

We recommend the following regimen. Do the entire
Power Vision Program but do more Flexing, Clocking,
Rolling, Flashing, and Hydrotherapy. These exercises
will increase the flow of nutrients inside the eyes and
eliminate cellular waste products.

FLEXING: Do up to 10 minutes continuously.
Use the Booster music file or your own music.

CLOCKING, ROLLING: Do as much as possible
throughout the day. These exercises will massage
the eyeball and stimulate blood flow to the retina.
We consider Clocking and Rolling to be especially
important for macular degeneration.

HYDROTHERAPY: Do this three times a day.

FLASHING: Do up to 20 minutes continuously.
Use the Booster music file or your own music.

NUTRIENTS: Take a high quality nutritional
supplement for the eyes such as Dr. Sahelian’s
Eye Formula, available at www.raysahelian.com.

Regardless of your condition, you should upgrade
your diet and cut down on junk food. Eat lots of
green vegetables and drink plenty of water. You
should be aware that clinical studies have shown
that eye drops containing N-acetyl-carnosine can
dissolve cataracts over a period of several months.
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QUICK START CHECKLIST

Here are the complete protocols. For maximum results,
do everything as directed and don’t take any shortcuts.

STEP ONE: Print a hard copy of the Power Vision
Program and put it into a binder for easy reference.

STEP TWO: Read the Power Vision Program three
times or until you clearly understand everything.

STEP THREE: Download the mp3 music files and
copy them to an mp3 player or an audio CD if you
decide not to play them on your computer.

STEP FOUR: Have your eyes examined to make sure
you don’t have an eye disease that requires medical
treatment. Print a copy of the Prescribing Guide at
the end of this book and give it to your eye doctor.

STEP FIVE: Get weaker glasses or contact lenses.

STEP SIX: Get an eye patch from your drug store.

STEP SEVEN: Decide on a time for your exercise
sessions and set your alarm clock accordingly.

STEP EIGHT: Print copies of the Reminder Cards
and put them in prominent places at work, in your
house, on your computer, and in your car.

STEP NINE: Print a copy of the Weekly Worksheet.

STEP TEN: Set up your practice area, preferably with
a blank area of wall, and get objects for Flexing and
Conducting. Then start your first exercise session.
Stop the music at the beginning of each exercise
and read the instructions so you do it correctly.
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WEEKLY WORKSHEET Start Date _______________

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

POWER
EXERCISES

BOOSTER
EXERCISES

ADVANCED
EXERCISES

DEEP
RELAXATION

ALARM
CLOCK

WEAKER
GLASSES

WITHOUT
GLASSES

EYE
PATCH

NEW
HABITS

PROGRESS REPORT: ______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

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REMINDER CARD

Practice your new visual
habits as much as possible
during your normal activities.

FLEXING

DETAILING

SQUEEZING






REMINDER CARD

Practice your new visual
habits as much as possible
during your normal activities.

FLEXING

DETAILING

SQUEEZING




REMINDER CARD

Practice your new visual
habits as much as possible
during your normal activities.

FLEXING

DETAILING

SQUEEZING






REMINDER CARD

Practice your new visual
habits as much as possible
during your normal activities.

FLEXING

DETAILING

SQUEEZING

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SECTION THREE

THE POWER EXERCISE MODULE

These exercises form the dynamic core of the Power Vision
Program and should be practiced on the world around you
using everyday objects. The exercises will increase your
natural focusing power, improve eye coordination, and
stimulate the nutrient flow in and around your eyes.

The Power Vision Module is a 21 minute music track that
cues the exercises. There are no instructions so you should
stop the track at the beginning of each exercise and read the
instructions. After a few days you won’t need to do this. If
you prefer, use your own music. The exercise sequence is:

CONDUCTING 3.0 minutes
CLOCKING 1.5 minutes
FLEXING 3.0 minutes
SQUEEZING 1.5 minutes
DETAILING 3.0 minutes
SQUEEZING 1.5 minutes
FLEXING 3.0 minutes
ROLLING 1.5 minutes
CONDUCTING 3.0 minutes

Do the exercises using weaker glasses. Your eyes may feel
quite sore at first, like any other exercise program. If you
experience sharp pain or your eyes become unpleasantly
sore, you must immediately stop! Your goal is to develop
smooth controlled eye movements, so don’t jerk your eyes
or overdo things so you see flashes of light.

Some people may start to become dizzy or feel like they
are getting a headache. If this happens, immediately stop
and close your eyes until you feel comfortable again, then
resume the exercise. Very soon the problem will subside.
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POWER EXERCISE #1: FLEXING

What It Is: Change focus in time to the music
or to your breathing between a near object and
a far object. Look at a small detail on each object.

What It Does: Strengthens the focusing mechanism,
improves coordination of the extraocular muscles, and
stimulates the nutrient flow inside the eyes. Increases
natural focusing power and makes your eyes healthier.



How To Do It:

Step 1. Get a near object with interesting details such as
a pen, trinket, piece of jewelry, or some printed material
such as a magazine. Don’t use anything sharp! Hold it
about 6” from the tip of your nose. The correct distance
is about the length of a pen. If you hold it farther away,
the exercise isn’t so effective.

Step 2. Select a far object with some small details such
as a building, person, automobile, street sign, tree, or a
painting or ornament across the room. Make sure the
object isn’t so blurred that you can’t see any details.
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Step 3. Hold the near object steady and change focus
between it and the far object in time to the music or
your breathing: (inhale/near)(exhale/far).
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POWER EXERCISE #2: SQUEEZING

What It Is: Gently squeeze your eyes shut then
open them in time to the music or your breathing.

What It Does: Stimulates the tear glands, makes your
eyes healthier, and can quickly relieve dry, gritty eyes
from using a computer.

How To Do It:

Step 1. Gently squeeze your eyes shut using only your
eyelid muscles, as if you are hugging your eyes with your
eyelids. Don’t scrunch up the muscles around the eyes or
the forehead muscles. You may find it helpful to have a
friend watch you to make sure you are doing it right.

Step 2. Open your eyes and look at a detail on a blurred
object. If you are farsighted or presbyopic, look at a near
object such as a trinket or a piece of jewelry. If you are
nearsighted, look at a far object such as a tree, building,
automobile, or a painting or ornament across the room.

Step 3. Continue to alternate squeezing your eyes shut
and looking at details: (squeeze)(detail)(squeeze)(detail).

Step 4. An important variation is Fast Blinking. Look
at a small detail on a blurred object, then gently open
and close your eyes as quickly as possible for a few
seconds, then open your eyes normally. Don’t do
Fast Blinking if you suffer from epilepsy.
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POWER EXERCISE #3: CLOCKING

What It Is: Look at a number on an imaginary
clock, then look at the center position of the clock.

What It Does: Stretches and conditions the extraocular
muscles and improves the nutrient flow around the eyes.



How To Do It:

Step 1. Look at a far object and imagine you are in front of
a giant clock with the far object at the center. Now carefully
move your eyes in the 9 o’clock direction as far as they will
go, as if you’re trying to see your left ear. Keep your head
and neck still by holding your chin if necessary. Carefully
stretch the muscles as much as possible, but not so much
that you see flashes of light.

Step 2. Now return to center and relax. Then move your
eyes as far as they will go in the 10 o’clock direction, then
back to center, then the 11 o’clock direction, then back to
center. Make your way around the clock, going from one
hour position to the next, returning to the center between
hour positions. Take it slow and aim for good coordination.
When you’ve developed good coordination, do it in time to
the music or your breathing: (inhale/number)(exhale/center).
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POWER EXERCISE #4: DETAILING

What It Is: Examine small details of blurred objects.

What It Does: Improves eye coordination and sharpens
your vision. This exercise will quickly open your eyes to
a brighter, clearer way of seeing things.



How To Do It:

Step 1. Get an interesting object with lots of small bright
details such as a plant, trinket, or ornament, and put it at
a distance where it’s slightly blurred. If you already see
well up close, look at a slightly blurred distant object.

Step 2. Carefully examine a small bright detail by slowly
running your gaze around its edges. Aim for calm, relaxed,
contemplative vision and try to see its exact shape. Breathe
slowly and deeply. Blink frequently so your eyes don’t get
dry, and don’t squint, strain, or use any tricks.

Step 3. Try to see even smaller details within the detail you
are looking at. Then look at another detail and repeat the
exercise. Vary the procedure by doing Squeezing and/or
Fast Blinking instead of normal blinking.
BIOFEEDBACK CHART (A) 27
DETAILING (continued)

The Biofeedback Chart

What it is: An important
technique that can give you
an immediate improvement
in acuity.

What it does: Each line is
slightly bigger than the line
below it, which provides the
eye’s focusing mechanism
with visual biofeedback.

How to do it: Use whatever
chart works best and put it
where it is slightly blurred.

Look at the smallest line
you can easily read, then
run your calm steady gaze
back and forth along the
line below it.

Now study one of the words
on the line and try to make
out the individual letters.

Breathe slowly and deeply.
Blink a few times including
Squeezing or Fast Blinking,
but don’t squint or strain.

When you can read some
of the words on that line,
go to the line below and
repeat the exercise.
Continue down the chart to
smaller and smaller lines.
If the entire chart becomes
clear, move it into your blur
zone again and continue to
do the exercise.

Put copies of the chart at
prominent locations such
as wall, mirror, computer,
TV. Use it as a bookmark.




BIOFEEDBACK CHART (B) 28A
DEMAND EXCELLENCE! BELIEVE
IN YOURSELF AND ANYTHING IS
POSSIBLE! GET THE KNOWLEDGE
YOU NEED AND USE IT TO YOUR
ADVANTAGE! LIVE! LOVE! LAUGH!
LEARN TO BE BETTER THAN WHAT
YOU ARE! THE SECRET OF GETTING
AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED! BE ALL
YOU CAN BE! EXCELLENCE IS NOT AN
ACT BUT A HABIT! DO IT RIGHT! JUST
DO IT! WINNERS MAKE IT HAPPEN! YOU
HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
BELIEVE IT AND ACHIEVE IT! LET’S MAKE
THINGS BETTER! PLAN FOR SUCCESS! GOOD!
BETTER! BEST! SUCCESS IS SWEET! PRACTICE
WINNING EVERY DAY! REACH FOR THE STARS!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY! GOD
HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES! YOU ARE A
WINNER! ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING! HOPE IS LIKE
THE SUN! ENJOY IT! DEDICATION! BECAUSE YOU ARE
WORTH IT! TRUST YOUR HIGHER POWER! YOU CAN DO
IT! YES YOU CAN! PLAN TO SUCCEED! GET THE WINNING
EDGE! DO IT NOW! GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF
YOUR DREAMS! BELIEVE IT! DO IT! LIVE IT! DO WHATEVER IT
TAKES! HIGH PERFORMANCE DELIVERY! THE BEST WAY TO MAKE
YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE IS TO WAKE UP! HAVE FUN! ENJOY YOUR
LIFE AND DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING! AIM HIGH AND SUCCEED! FLY
HIGH AND DARE TO DREAM! MAKE IT HAPPEN! REMEMBER, YOU HAVE THE
STRENGTH, PATIENCE AND PASSION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE! BE
BE TRUE, DO YOUR BEST, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE THE HELP YOU NEED! SUCCESS IS
THE SUM OF SMALL EFFORTS! FOCUS ON YOUR STRONG POINTS! ONE STEP, ONE DAY AT
A TIME! DO RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS AND COMPASSION! DEDICATE YOURSELF TO THE GOOD
YOU DESERVE AND DESIRE FOR YOURSELF! DANCE BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS! WHERE THERE’S A WILL
THERE’S A WAY! CONCENTRATE AND USE YOUR TIME WISELY! TRY TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING EVERY DAY!
THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THEIR DREAMS! WINNING IS A HABIT! SUCCESS IS A CHOICE! MAKE
IT WORK! SEIZE THE MOMENT! SUCCESS COMES THROUGH EFFORT AND DETERMINATION! PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR
PLAN! DO NOBLE THINGS! IF YOU CHANGE YOUR THINKING, YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE! WINNING IS SEEING REAL IMPROVEMENT IN YOURSELF!

BIOFEEDBACK CHART (C) 28B
Here’s another Biofeedback Chart for you to play with. In
addition to using the Biofeedback Charts for Detailing, you
can use them for Flexing. To increase your motivation, we
recommend printing several copies and putting them up at
prominent locations in your home or office, such as on the
bathroom mirror and next to your TV and computer.




BIOFEEDBACK CHART (D) 28C

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POWER EXERCISE #5: CONDUCTING

What It Is: Hold an object in your hand and look at it
while you make patterns with it in the space in front
of you, like a conductor slowly waving a baton.

What It Does: Strengthens the focusing mechanism,
improves coordination of the extraocular muscles, and
stimulates the nutrient flow inside the eyes. Increases
natural focusing power and makes your eyes healthier.



How To Do It:

Step 1. Get an object with some interesting details, such
as a pen, trinket, piece of jewelry, or some printed material.
Or simply use your thumb. Don’t use anything sharp! Hold
the object at arm’s length and look at a small detail.
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Step 2. Now slowly move the object in time to the music.
Up, down, from side to side, in circles, figure eights, spirals
and even more complex patterns as if you’re conducting an
orchestra. Blink frequently and breathe deeply. Keep your
head still. Vary the distance from arm’s length to the tip
of your nose. Look at a detail on the object at all times.
When your arm gets tired, use the other arm.

Step 3. Now use the object to write positive statements in
the air, such as: “My eyes are getting better and my vision
is improving. I have natural healthy vision.” Remember
to look at a detail on the object at all times.
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POWER EXERCISE #6: ROLLING

What It Is: Roll your eyes in time to the music or your
breathing.

What It Does: Stretches and conditions the extraocular
muscles and improves the nutrient flow around the eyes.
Makes your eyes healthier and improves coordination.

How To Do It:

Step 1. Slowly roll your eyes in complete circles, keeping
the muscles fully stretched at all times. Alternatively, you
can make partial circles, for example quarter circles. Keep
your head and neck still by holding your chin if necessary.
Don’t overdo it so you see flashes of light. If you become
dizzy, close your eyes until the dizziness subsides.

Step 2. In the beginning, take it slow and concentrate on
developing good coordination. Later, when you have good
coordination, do it in time to the music or your breathing:
(inhale/clockwise)(exhale/counterclockwise).
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SECTION FOUR

THE BOOSTER EXERCISE MODULE

These exercises will reduce your stress level, relax your eyes,
and improve the nutrient flow. Do not skip Hydrotherapy,
which is not included on the Booster Exercise Module and
must be done separately, because it will make your eyes
feel wonderful and sparkle with new health and vitality!
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BOOSTER EXERCISE #1: Hydrotherapy

What It Is: Hold a hot washcloth against your closed
eyes, then hold an ice-cold washcloth against them.

What It Does: Stimulates the nutrient flow to your
eyes, making them healthier.

How To Do It:

Step 1. Put a bowl of hot water, a bowl of ice-cold water,
and two washcloths on a table. The hot water should be
as hot as you can comfortably stand it, and the ice-cold
water should have crushed ice in it so that it stays cold.
Alternatively, use a ice-cold washcloth wrapped around
some crushed ice or a plastic bag filled with crushed ice.

Step 2. Dip a washcloth in the hot water and gently hold
or dab it against your closed eyes for about thirty seconds,
then do the same thing with the ice-cold washcloth.

Step 3. Continue to alternate hot and cold washcloths every
thirty seconds for about five minutes, then gently massage
your closed eyes with a dry towel.
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BOOSTER EXERCISE #2: FLASHING

What It Is: With your eyes closed, switch a bright light on
and off in time to your breathing.

What It Does: Strengthens the iris muscle. Improves the
nutrient flow inside your eyes and makes them healthier.


How To Do It:

Step 1. Remove your glasses and sit about 1’ in front of
a bright unshaded 150 watt incandescent light with your
eyes closed and relaxed. If the light feels too bright, move
the lamp farther away and reduce the distance as the light
becomes more comfortable.

Step 2. Breathe slowly and deeply. As you inhale, switch
the light on. As you exhale, switch it off. Concentrate on
the sensation of warm, pulsating energy in your eyes.

Variation. Leave the light on instead of switching it on
and off. Enjoy the sensation of warm, pulsating energy.

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BOOSTER EXERCISE #3: PALMING

What It Is: Close your eyes and cover them with your
hands so that no light gets in.

What It Does: Relieves visual stress and eyestrain.
Improves nutrient flow and makes your eyes healthier.
You will enjoy Palming. It’s very pleasant and relaxing,
and will leave your eyes feeling energized and refreshed.



How To Do It:

Step 1. Remove your glasses and close your eyes, then
cover them with cupped hands so that no light gets in.
Rest the heels of your palms on your cheekbones and
cross your hands on your forehead. Make sure your
hands, eyelids, and eyebrows are relaxed, and don’t
press on your eyes or your forehead.

Step 2. Breathe slowly and deeply and concentrate on
the sensation of warm, tingling, pulsating energy in your
eyes. Imagine positive changes taking place in your eyes
and say the words: “My eyes are getting better and my
vision is improving. I have natural healthy vision.”
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BOOSTER EXERCISE #4: ACUPRESSURE

What It Is: Massages the system of acupressure points
around your eyes.

What It Does: Stimulates chi energy in and around
your eyes, invigorating them and making them healthier.

How To Do It:

NOTE: If you have short fingernails, use the tips of your
fingers or thumbs. If you have long fingernails, use your
knuckles. Remove your glasses and firmly massage the
acupressure points in time to the music until they feel
slightly sore without actually hurting. Some people
report experiencing a tender nervy sensation.

VARIATION ONE:

Step 1. Put your thumbs on the acupressure points shown
in the diagram. For most people, the acupressure point is
a small knob of bone that slightly protrudes inside the eye
socket just below the eyebrow.



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Step 2. Close your eyes and firmly press the acupressure
points, then release. Continue to press and release in time
to the music (press/release/press/release/press/release).





VARIATION TWO:

Step 1. Put your thumb and index finger of one hand on the
acupressure points shown in the diagram.


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Step 2. Close your eyes and massage the bridge of your nose
between your eyes by alternately squeezing and releasing:
(squeeze/release/squeeze/release/squeeze/release).




VARIATION THREE:

Step 1. Put one or two fingers on the acupressure points
shown in the diagram, which are located on the crest of
the cheekbones just below the eye sockets.



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Step 2. Close your eyes and firmly massage the acupressure
points by moving the skin in small circles. Change direction
every few seconds.



VARIATION FOUR:

Step 1. Put your thumbs in the pit of your temples. Now
close your eyes and firmly stroke the upper and lower rims
of the eye sockets from nose to temple. Use the section of
your index fingers between the first and second joints.


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Step 2. Continue to alternately stroke the upper and
lower rims of your eye sockets. You can use vitamin
E or mineral oil as a lubricant to avoid stretching
the skin: (upper/lower/upper/lower/upper/lower).




VARIATION FIVE:

Step 1. When you’ve mastered all the previous variations,
combine them into a thorough massage of the entire eye
region. Do a few seconds of Variation 1, then Variation
2, then Variation 3, then massage the entire rim of the
eye socket.

Step 2. Instead of massaging the acupressure points,
you can increase the amount of stimulation by tapping
them several times a second with the tips of your fingers.
Use two or three fingers for an even more powerful effect.

COMMENT: These acupressure techniques seem to exert
a powerful healing effect on the eyes. Some people report
the sensation of rays of energy streaming out of the eyes.
These exercises are also useful for relieving eyestrain and
headaches from reading or working at a computer.
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PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Improving your eyesight is easy if you follow these principles:

Use weaker glasses or contacts.
Do the eye exercises on a regular basis.
Develop the habit of removing your glasses
or contacts when you don’t really need them.

The only problem you’re likely to encounter is motivation.
Basically, your task is to replace negative old visual habits
with positive new visual habits. When this happens, some
of the exercises will become your normal way of seeing and
you will do them automatically. If possible, do the exercises
with a friend so that you motivate and encourage each other.
Also use the Motivation Cards on page 60.

It will take about a month to firmly establish positive new
visual habits. During this critical period, you will probably
experience resistance from your subconscious mind in the
form of negative thoughts and emotions such as: “This
isn’t going to work” or “I can’t be bothered to exercise
today” or “This is a waste of time”.

If you experience this type of resistance, you
must resolutely make yourself do the exercises!

What will happen is that the exercises will quickly energize
you. The negativity will evaporate, usually within a couple
of minutes, leaving you feeling positive and self-confident!

The Power Vision Program can open the doors to a better
life so don’t just read it and put it away. Now you have the
key to better vision so use it with confidence, knowing that
you will soon see positive results. Resolutely cultivate your
positive new visual habits and you too will enjoy a lifetime
of stronger, healthier eyes and naturally improved vision!

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SECTION FIVE

WHAT REALLY CAUSES BAD EYESIGHT

Traditional eye care is based on the unproven theory that
most common visual problems are the result of genetically
deformed eyeballs. Even presbyopia (aging eyes) and eye
diseases such as cataract are considered to be genetically
influenced. We’ll explain why later...

The truth is that humans evolved to have excellent eyesight,
especially at a distance, because our ancestors were hunters
and warriors whose survival depended on it. People with bad
eyesight were killed by enemies and predators, so they didn’t
survive. The fact that humans survived is proof that we are
genetically programmed for excellent eyesight.

The problem is that mass education, TV, and computers
force many people to focus on close objects for long periods
of time. This is exactly opposite to the way nature intended
and imposes what is known as nearpoint stress on the visual
system. This can cause muscular malfunction and make the
eyeball go out of shape.

The reason why poor vision often seems to be inherited is
because parents and children share a similar lifestyle, for
example watching a lot of TV or doing a lot of reading.

The aging process is another cause of bad eyesight. The lens
loses its flexibility, the eye muscles lose their strength, and
near objects must be held farther away. The circulation of
nutrients in and around the eyes also declines, increasing
the risk of cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Corrective lenses treat the symptoms (blurred vision) by
refocusing light before it enters the eyes. But they don’t
treat the cause, which is usually nearpoint stress, poor
nutrition, muscular malfunction, or the aging process.
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WHAT CORRECTIVE LENSES DO TO YOUR EYES

As you probably know from your own experience, corrective
lenses usually create dependency and make the eyes weaker.
After a year or two, a stronger prescription is needed, which
increases dependency and makes the eyes even weaker...

The result is a vicious cycle of dependency and deterioration,
causing a gradual loss of vision with progressively stronger
corrective lenses making the eyes progressively weaker.


In a series of important experiments, Dr. Earl Smith of the
University of Houston College of Optometry fitted corrective
lenses on monkeys with normal vision. What he discovered
shocked the eye care establishment...

Monkeys fitted with corrective lenses for myopia adapted
to the lenses and became myopic! Same thing happened
to monkeys fitted with corrective lenses for astigmatism.
They adapted to the lenses and developed astigmatism!
Same thing with corrective lenses for farsightedness.

The implications of this research are of concern because the
visual systems of monkeys and humans are almost identical.
Simply stated, the scientific evidence shows that corrective
lenses can cause and aggravate common visual problems.
In fact, the deterioration caused by corrective lenses may
be considerably greater than the deterioration caused by
heredity or the aging process.
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CORRECTIVE LENSES AND EYE DISEASE

Although more than 100,000 research papers have been
published on the eyes, the long term effects of corrective
lenses have never been investigated. It seems that the
eye care establishment has imposed a complete ban on
scientific research in this area. Corrective lenses are a
multi-billion dollar industry, so things are unlikely to
change anytime soon. Consider the following facts:

No clinical studies have proven the long term
safety or effectiveness of corrective lenses. In
fact, most eye doctors find that about 95% of
their patients who wear corrective lenses get
progressively worse.

Research on monkeys suggests that corrective
lenses can cause or aggravate visual problems
such as myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

More than 40% of people who wear corrective
lenses develop an eye disease by the age of 70.

What this means is that corrective lenses are an unproven
method of treatment with potentially damaging side effects.

Our concern is that corrective lenses appear to be a major
risk factor for eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and
macular degeneration. The reason is that corrective lenses,
especially bifocals, inhibit the expansion and contraction of
the ciliary muscle, which affects the fluid dynamics and the
nutrient flow inside the eye, making it less healthy.

Although corrective lenses will continue to play an important
role for people who just want a quick fix, much more can be
done. Really good eye care means exercising your eyes, just
like really good health care means exercising your body. It
makes a lot of sense and it works!
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UNDERSTANDING EYE DOCTORS

Corrective lenses date back to 1286 A.D., when the scholar
Roger Bacon discovered that a magnifying glass helped him
read more easily. A few years later, magnifying lenses were
put into wire frames and the first spectacles were invented.

A lucrative trade sprang up known as spectacle peddling,
which evolved into the modern eye care profession. During
the first half of the 20
th
century, the optical glass industry
built the optometric colleges for the purpose of training
eye doctors to prescribe and sell corrective lenses.

The education that most eye doctors receive is known
as traditional eye care, which consists of checking for
eye disease, prescribing drugs and corrective lenses, and
performing eye surgery. Traditional eye care is based on
the theory that visual problems are usually inherited and
nothing can be done except prescribe an endless supply
of corrective lenses as the patient deteriorates, which
of course ensures a steady stream of repeat business.

The simple truth is that almost all cases of bad eyesight
begin with nothing more serious than a minor focusing
problem that should first be treated with eye exercises.
Corrective lenses should only be used as a last resort.

Of course, the eye care establishment opposes this point
of view. The last thing traditional eye doctors want to
hear is that common visual problems can be prevented
or improved with a few simple eye exercises, and that
corrective lenses are damaging their patients’ eyes!

Fortunately, a small but significant number of optometrists
have gone beyond traditional eye care and have developed a
branch of optometry known as behavioral optometry, which
is devoted to treating the cause of visual problems, not just
the symptoms. At the present time, about 5% of the eye
care profession are behavioral optometrists.
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PLEASE HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By now it should be clear that all is not well with the eye
care profession. Despite all the wonderful advances in eye
surgery that have taken place, the eye care establishment
uses the same old method of prescribing corrective lenses
that has been around for hundreds of years. And almost
all of their patients get worse!

Unfortunately for the public, the majority of eye doctors
have been taught that most visual problems are genetic in
origin and nothing can be done except prescribe an endless
supply of corrective lenses. Words like “prevent” and “heal”
are not part of the eye care establishment’s vocabulary.

Simply stated, the goal of the eye care establishment is to
sell corrective lenses. The last thing they want you to do
is eliminate or reduce your dependency on their products.

In contrast, our goal is to empower people throughout the
world with free vision therapy eye exercises that give them
stronger healthier eyes and reduce the risk of eye diseases
such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

The only way this will happen is for people like yourself to
help spread the word. There is no other way. Everything
depends on YOU. So please get involved. Send an e-mail
to everyone you know who wears corrective lenses, with
the complete Power Vision Program as an attachment.

The Power Vision Program was created by some of the best
doctors in the eye care profession. Doctors whose patients
get better, not worse. Now it’s up to you. Do the exercises.
Get results. Tell your friends and help us make a difference!
____________________________________________________

Please e-mail the Power Vision Program to your
friends ~ or refer them to www.strong-eyes.com.
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ADVANCED
THERAPY
TECHNIQUES

From the desk of
Dr. Steven Beresford


This section contains the Fusion Exercises, which give
your visual system more focusing power and flexibility.

Do the Fusion Exercises and Advanced Exercise Sequences
as soon as you’ve learned the basic exercises in the Power
Exercise Module and Booster Exercise Module. If you feel
dizzy or get a headache from any exercise, close your eyes
and relax. Then resume the exercise. The discomfort will
soon subside as your visual system adjusts.

If you have a weak or lazy eye, you may have difficulty doing
the Fusion Exercises. If that happens, put an eye patch over
your strong eye for several hours a day until your weak eye
is stronger. Then try the Fusion Exercises again. These are
very powerful exercises so persevere until you can do them!

After you learn all the exercises, develop your own routine,
Use your favorite music and concentrate on the exercises
you like best or feel are most effective.

The most important thing is to persevere and develop the
new habit of doing eye exercises every day until they are
part of your lifestyle! Then they’ll be your normal way of
seeing and you won’t have to remind yourself to do them.

In addition to formal exercise sessions, practice on the world
around you during “dead time” as part of your normal daily
routine. Develop the habit of doing Fast Blinking, Clocking,
Detailing, Flexing, Rolling, and Squeezing while waiting in
line, standing in the elevator, using the bathroom, during
TV commercials, and when you stop at traffic lights.
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About The American Vision Institute

In August of 1979, I was reading a magazine and came upon
an article about the Bates Method, a system of eye exercises
based on stress reduction that was developed around 1920
by the American ophthalmologist Dr. William Bates.

Like most people who hear about eye exercises for the first
time, I wondered why my eye doctor hadn’t prescribed them
instead of giving me glasses? So I asked some optometrists
who prescribed them. They told me that the Bates Method
was effective against eye strain and some other conditions,
and that modern eye exercises known as vision therapy
had been developed that were also effective.

Ominously, they also said that the eye care establishment
was strongly opposed to eye exercises because they often
helped people get rid of their glasses. As a scientist with
a research doctorate, I was very curious to find out what
research had been done on the subject.

So I went to the University of California School of Optometry
at Berkeley, and asked the librarian for the master index of
all research that had been done in the field of optometry.
Her reply stunned and horrified me...

There was no master index! I couldn’t believe it. In my field,
as with other areas of science, all the research is scrupulously
indexed and cataloged. In optometry, this had not yet been
done! Then I realized that optometry had not evolved into
a serious science and that this presented an opportunity
to possibly make an original contribution to the field.

During the next few weeks, I read through almost every book
and journal in the entire library, looking for research studies.
This was a fascinating journey that took me to the origins of
the eye care profession around 1850. I found that quite a lot
of research had been done on eye exercises, but that it had
been ignored or criticized by mainstream eye doctors.
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The AVI Program

I then founded the American Vision Institute (AVI) and
asked some of America’s leading eye doctors and vision
scientists to join me. Our goal was to make the Bates
Method and vision therapy eye exercises more effective,
to develop new eye exercises, and to determine the limits
of application and find out exactly how effective they were.

We then evaluated the research and combined it with
the best techniques from clinical practice, and produced
what was known as the AVI Program. This was sold to
the public and the profits used to fund research. The
doctors who coauthored the AVI program included:

• Dr. Merrill J. Allen, Professor and Head of Indiana
University School of Optometry at Bloomington, IN.
• Dr. Dale A. Fast, optometrist in private practice.
• Dr. Mark R. Flora, optometrist in private practice.
• Dr. Paul A. Harris, optometrist in private practice.
• Dr. Roberto Kaplan, Professor, Pacific University
School of Optometry at Forest Grove, OR.
• Dr. David W. Muris, optometrist in private practice.
• Dr. Burton E. Worrell, optometrist in private practice.
• Dr. Francis A. Young, Professor, Washington State
University Department of Psychology, Pullman, WA.

Advisory support was provided by:

• Dr. Homer H. Hendrickson, President of the Optometric
Extension Program Foundation, Santa Ana, CA.
• Dr. Garry D. Kappel, optometrist in private practice.
• Dr. W. Keith Wilson, optometrist in private practice.
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Never before had such a distinguished team of doctors and
scientists worked in this field. Reports poured in about the
AVI Program’s effectiveness. We realized we had achieved a
breakthrough that could benefit large numbers of people and
probably reduce the incidence of eye disease and blindness.

However, instead embracing our discoveries and helping the
public, the eye care establishment was furious! The reason
is that the eye care establishment works hand-in-glove with
the optical glass industry to sell glasses and contact lenses.
The last thing they want is a simple eye exercise program
that reduces or eliminates dependency on their products!

And so the dirty tricks began. Complaints to the Board of
Optometry, smear campaigns, slander, lies, threats. Every
trick in the book, but they could not kill the AVI Program.

They forced Drs. Flora, Harris, Muris, and Worrell to resign
from AVI under threat of losing their license. They fired
Dr. Kaplan from Pacific College and hounded him out of
the country to Canada. Only Dr. Allen and Dr. Young
stood firm because they were heads of departments at
prestigious universities and refused to be pressured.

As Dr. Allen wryly observed: “In the eye care profession,
only tenured professors on the brink of retirement have
freedom of speech.” Dr. Young felt the same way and
simply told the eye care establishment to buzz off.

My work with Dr. Muris was of major importance. Although
the AVI Program was getting good results, it usually took a
few weeks before patients saw a noticeable improvement.
Since many people want instant gratification, this caused
a motivational problem that made some patients give up.

Dr. Muris and I solved the problem by modifying the exercise
sequence so that most patients feel their eyes getting better
within a few days, and see things becoming clearer within a
week or so.
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The See Clearly Method

In 1999, a company called Vision Improvement Technologies
based in Iowa approached the American Vision Institute with
an offer to license the AVI Program for mass distribution to
the American public. We accepted their offer and created a
special edition of the AVI Program called the See Clearly
Method, which was marketed through radio advertising
and the Internet.

Unfortunately, Vision Improvement Technologies made a
fatal mistake in their marketing plan, which was to make
it difficult for customers to get refunds. Of course, we were
deeply concerned but there was nothing we could do except
watch as the vultures gathered...

The eye care establishment quickly seized the opportunity
and persuaded the Attorney General of the State of Iowa
to shut down Vision Improvement Technologies. Politics
is a dirty business and the Attorney General was up for
re-election, so it seems that the eye care establishment
paid for his services with a campaign contribution...

Not content with attacking the unethical refund policy, the
Attorney General, who has no scientific credentials, declared
that the See Clearly Method is theoretically unsound and will
not work ~ as if the eye care establishment was telling him
what to say. We then gave him our clinical study, but he
ignored it. Here are our research results, which you can
read for yourself at www.strong-eyes.com/research.php.

21 subjects completed a 6 week course of training.
19 subjects obtained improvements in unaided visual
acuity, 19 obtained improvements in refractive error,
16 reduced their dependency on corrective lenses so
they no longer needed them or only wore them part
of the time, and 20 subjects expressed satisfaction
with the materials and the results.
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Suppressing The Evidence

We then submitted our study to the Journal of the American
Optometric Association. As with previous clinical studies of
eye exercises by other scientists, they refused to publish it.

Suppressing research evidence is a matter of major concern.
If optometry is to attain the status of a serious science, the
effects of corrective lenses on the eyes must be thoroughly
investigated and the optimum method of prescribing them
must be determined. Until this is done, corrective lenses
are an unproven method of treatment with potentially
damaging side effects that can lead to blindness.

The eye care establishment must also stop pretending that
eye exercises don’t work. Although not everyone regains
20/20 acuity, the evidence shows that eye exercises can
prevent or improve most common visual problems and
should be prescribed for health conscious patients who
want to restore their focusing power naturally.

Please Help Us Make A Difference

For almost 100 years, the eye care establishment has tried
to preserve sales of corrective lenses by suppressing the use
of eye exercises. This is wrong and it must be stopped. The
only way this will happen is for health conscious people like
yourself to spread the word.

Get involved. Share the blessing. Send the Power Vision
Program to people you know who wear corrective lenses.
Compose an e-mail telling them about the Power Vision
Program, then attach the Power Vision Program to the
e-mail. Simple, easy, and they will thank you for it!

NOTICE TO MEDIA. You are welcome to utilize any content
from the Power Vision Program. Please inform readers that
they can get a free download from www.strong-eyes.com.
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THE FUSION EXERCISES

1) NOSE FUSION

Breathe slowly and deeply. As you inhale, cross your eyes
by looking at the tip of your nose so you see both sides of
your nose. As you exhale, look at a detail on a far object.
Cross and uncross your eyes in time to your breathing:
(inhale/cross) (exhale/uncross) (inhale/cross) ...

If possible, do the exercise against a blank wall so that you
don’t get double images of other objects in the background.
If you can’t do the exercise, do Conducting (Power Exercise
#5) and work at seeing a single image of the object as close
to your nose as possible. Within a few days you should be
able to cross your eyes easily.

2) FUSION CHART

Hold the Fusion Chart (page 51) at arm’s length and look
at the top row. Now cross your eyes, then slowly uncross
them. The small charts will fuse together to form three
charts: a central fused chart with a chart on either side.



Another way of doing this is to hold a pencil just below the
top row, midway between the Fusion Chart and your nose.
Now look at the pencil and you will see the small charts
come together and form a third chart in the middle.
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Stabilize the central fused chart by looking at a single word
and slowly run your calm steady gaze back and forth across
the word. Then make your way down the chart to smaller
words as far as you can go. Concentrate on keeping each
word fused and stable.

When you can do this with the top row of the Fusion Chart,
do it with the other rows. Then jump from the central fused
chart on the top row to the central fused chart on the middle
row, then to the central fused chart on the bottom row.

A final variation is to fuse the top row of the Fusion Chart
at arm’s length, then slowly move it toward you. Look at a
single word and try to keep it fused and stable. Eventually
you will lose the fusion and the word will break up. Repeat
the exercise with the middle row and the bottom row.

Here’s another Fusion Chart for you to play with. The best
way to stabilize the central fused image is to concentrate
on the tip of the nose or the corners of the mouth.



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3) FUSION FLEXING

When you’ve mastered Fusion Chart (A) and can easily get
a central fused chart on the top row, use the central fused
chart as the near object for Flexing (Power Exercise #1).

Breathe slowly and deeply. As you inhale, fuse the charts
on the top row and look at the smallest word you can easily
see on the central fused chart. Then exhale and look at the
smallest detail you can see on a distant object. Continue to
change focus in time to your breathing between the central
fused chart and the distant object. You should also do this
exercise with the other Fusion Charts.

4) THUMB FUSION

This is a nifty little exercise that you can show your friends.
Make two fists with thumbs up. Then hold them together at
a comfortable distance with the thumbs touching each other.
Now fuse the thumbs. You will see a central fused thumb
with a phantom thumb on either side of it.



Slowly move your fists apart. Keep the central thumb fused
at all times. See how far you can go. Use a blank wall to
avoid getting double images of objects in the background.
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ADVANCED EXERCISE SEQUENCE (A)

M T W T F S S

SQUEEZE BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FAST BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
NOSE FUSION 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FUSION CHART 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ACUPRESSURE 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
SQUEEZE BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FAST BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FUSION FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
DETAILING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
PALMING 5m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )


ADVANCED EXERCISE SEQUENCE (B)

M T W T F S S

CLOCKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ROLLING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
THUMB FUSION 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
CONDUCTING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FLASHING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
CLOCKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ROLLING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FUSION FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
DETAILING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
PALMING 5m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
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ADVANCED EXERCISE SEQUENCE (C)

M T W T F S S

SQUEEZE BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
CLOCKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
THUMB FUSION 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FUSION CHART 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FLASHING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
SQUEEZE BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
CLOCKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FUSION FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
DETAILING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
PALMING 5m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )


ADVANCED EXERCISE SEQUENCE (D)

M T W T F S S

FAST BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ROLLING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
NOSE FUSION 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
CONDUCTING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ACUPRESSURE 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FAST BLINKING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ROLLING 1m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
FUSION FLEXING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
DETAILING 3m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
PALMING 5m ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
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MOTIVATION CARD

YOU
CAN
DO IT!






MOTIVATION CARD

YES
YOU
CAN!




MOTIVATION CARD

MAKE
IT
WORK!






MOTIVATION CARD

DON’T
GIVE
UP!

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REMINDER CARD

MYOPES: Practice gazing
at the farthest object you
can see, and try make
out its exact shape.

GAZE AT

DISTANT

OBJECTS!






REMINDER CARD

MYOPES: Practice gazing
at the farthest object you
can see, and try make
out its exact shape.

GAZE AT

DISTANT

OBJECTS!




REMINDER CARD

MYOPES: Practice gazing
at the farthest object you
can see, and try make
out its exact shape.

GAZE AT

DISTANT

OBJECTS!






REMINDER CARD

MYOPES: Practice gazing
at the farthest object you
can see, and try make
out its exact shape.

GAZE AT

DISTANT

OBJECTS!

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REMINDER CARD

PRESBYOPES: Practice
gazing at near objects such
as a trinket, ring, or the
lines on your hand.

GAZE

AT NEAR

OBJECTS!






REMINDER CARD

PRESBYOPES: Practice
gazing at near objects such
as a trinket, ring, or the
lines on your hand.

GAZE

AT NEAR

OBJECTS!




REMINDER CARD

PRESBYOPES: Practice
gazing at near objects such
as a trinket, ring, or the
lines on your hand.

GAZE

AT NEAR

OBJECTS!






REMINDER CARD

PRESBYOPES: Practice
gazing at near objects such
as a trinket, ring, or the
lines on your hand.

GAZE

AT NEAR

OBJECTS!

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REMINDER CARD

ASTIGMATICS: Practice
tilting your head in the
opposite direction to
your usual head tilt.

TILT

YOUR

HEAD!






REMINDER CARD

ASTIGMATICS: Practice
tilting your head in the
opposite direction to
your usual head tilt.

TILT

YOUR

HEAD!




REMINDER CARD

ASTIGMATICS: Practice
tilting your head in the
opposite direction to
your usual head tilt.

TILT

YOUR

HEAD!






REMINDER CARD

ASTIGMATICS: Practice
tilting your head in the
opposite direction to
your usual head tilt.

TILT

YOUR

HEAD!

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PRESCRIBING GUIDE

The Power Vision Program is a course of acuity improving exercises
that helps patients with incipient visual problems avoid or delay the
need for corrective lenses. Patients with refractive errors can usually
adapt to a series of progressively weaker prescriptions.

As a general rule, prescribe glasses or contacts for patients with
refractive errors that give 20/40 binocular acuity according to the
following guidelines.

When the patient achieves 20/25 acuity or better through the
weaker lenses, prescribe another 20/40 undercorrection. We call
this progressive undercorrection. Continue to periodically reduce
the strength of the lenses until the patient obtains the maximum
amount of improvement. If the patient uses disposable contact
lenses, prescribe a series of lenses with 0.25D decrements.

MYOPIA: Prescribe weaker lenses that give 20/40
binocular acuity for distance vision. Myopes who
do a lot of reading or computer work should get a
separate prescription that gives 20/40 acuity at 20”.

PRESBYOPIA & HYPEROPIA: Prescribe weaker
lenses that give 20/40 binocular acuity at 20”.
If bifocals are worn, undercorrect both segments.

ASTIGMATISM: Ignore astigmatism up to 1.00D.
Undercorrect larger amounts of astigmatism by
one-third.

The Power Vision Program emphasizes acuity improvement with little
or no attempt to develop other visual skills. This significantly reduces
the time needed to get results, and most patients feel positive changes
in their eyes and see an improvement in acuity within a week or two.

This means that patients should return every few weeks for an
acuity check and a new undercorrection. To maintain motivation
and maximize results, we recommend forming a support group that
meets every week to do the exercises together and review progress.
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The Power Vision Program is freely available to the public and the eye
care profession and may be used without obligation or restriction. We
do not provide printed materials, only a download from our website at
www.strong-eyes.com. If you want to use the Power Vision Program
in your practice, please obtain a separate download for each patient
so that you get the latest edition. If desired, pages 40 through 50
can be omitted from what is given to the patient.

ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS

There is a large, untapped market of health-conscious patients who
want to improve their eyesight naturally. The Power Vision Program
provides you with a professionally designed and clinically tested method
of helping these patients and stimulating your cash flow by prescribing
weaker lenses every few weeks – in addition to the revenue generated
by the support groups. The Power Vision Program generates satisfied
patients because it enables them to play an active role in their eye
care that is in alignment with their health and fitness objectives.

The Power Vision Program does not promise a return to emmetropia.
Although this happens in some cases, patients with large refractive
errors must usually do the exercises for several months before they
achieve a major improvement, and they usually deem this to be a
worthwhile investment in their health-oriented lifestyle.

ACUITY IMPROVEMENT MECHANISMS

The techniques used in the Power Vision Program can reduce refractive
error, but not enough to account for observed improvements in acuity.
We therefore propose the following acuity improvement mechanisms:

1) HYPERACUITY

Even in emmetropia, lenticular and corneal spherical and chromatic
aberrations together with diffraction and scattering of light on the
retina prevent the formation of a point image. These factors limit
the minimum angle of resolution to about 30”.

In order to distinguish two point objects, three bits of information
are required: the light from each point object and the absence of light
between them. Hence the neural threshold at the fovea requires three
cones. The first point object stimulates the first cone, the second cone
remains unstimulated, and the second point object stimulates the third
cone. For this reason the neural threshold equals the cone spacing at
the fovea, which is about 30”.
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However, the visual system can resolve differences that are an order
of magnitude smaller than the minimum angle of resolution on the
retina. For example, it is usually possible to detect a 6” difference
in the separation of two lines, a 2” to 4” vernier displacement,
and a 2” to 4” separation of lines in a stereoacuity task.

This phenomenon is known as hyperacuity. The general principle is
that the edge of an object is made to partially overlap cone apertures
and hence partially stimulate the cones. If the partial stimulation is
sufficient to make the cones fire, the resulting signal can distinguish
the position of the object.

We have concluded that ocular microtremor and very small saccades
provide the switching mechanism for cone activation. The result is
an increase in the signal-to-noise ratio of the retinal data available
for image processing by the visual cortex. This mechanism provides
a simple explanation of improvements in acuity resulting from edge
discrimination training.

2) PERCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENT

This is a cerebral acuity improvement mechanism and involves a
learning process whereby the edges and textures of blurred objects
are enhanced by means of averaging or interpolating the visual data
to increase the signal-to-noise ratio, which achieves greater contrast.
Perceptual enhancement seems to be an act of selective attention,
the visual equivalent of isolating a particular person’s voice from
the background noise in a room full of chatter.

3) CILIARY MUSCLE TONICITY

Ciliary muscle tonicity determines the resting state of the lens
in the absence of visual stimulation. It follows that exercising the
ciliary muscle will probably modify its tonicity, thereby changing
the resting state of the lens. This is an adaptive change that will
probably also extend the nearpoint and the farpoint and change
the refractive status of the lens.

4) EXTRAOCULAR MUSCLE TONICITY

It is often observed that astigmatism spontaneously changes its
magnitude and direction. In most cases, this phenomenon seems
to be caused by imbalances in the forces exerted by the extraocular
muscles on the eyeball, causing it to change shape. It follows that
correcting the imbalances will modify extraocular muscle tonicity
and may change the shape and refractive status of the eyeball.
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5) ACCOMMODATIVE AMPLITUDE

With normal use, the ciliary muscle does not expand or contract to its
maximum limits. This is especially true of city dwellers, who typically
live and work in a confined visual space. It follows that exercising the
ciliary muscle will increase the accommodative amplitude, extend the
nearpoint and farpoint, and change the refractive status of the lens.

6) LENTICULAR FLEXIBILITY

It is well established that presbyopia is due to lenticular sclerosis.
In view of the fact that physical exercises increase the flexibility of
the joints, it follows that eye exercises will increase the flexibility of
the lens, thereby modifying its refractive status.

7) FIXATION DISPARITY

A blurred binocular image cannot be precisely fixated and can lead to
convergence errors and diplopia. Since reflex accommodation is largely
determined by convergence, fixation disparity may also cause additional
loss of focus and acuity. It follows that improving extraocular muscle
coordination will refine convergence, reduce fixation disparity, and
enable the eyes to focus more accurately with better acuity.

8) TEAR FLUID CONTACT LENS

Clinical observations show that the stimulation of blinking can
cover the cornea with a copious amount of tear fluid, which may
form a transient contact lens due to the meniscus curvature at
the eyelids, thereby changing the refractive power of the cornea.

9) INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE

Many myopes and some presbyopes have elevated IOP that seems
to be caused by the lens bulging against the iris, which restricts the
flow of liquid into the anterior chamber and in some cases impeding
drainage through Schlemm’s canal. Underlying factors may include
chronic nearpoint accommodation in myopes, lenticular growth in
presbyopes, and excess sugar consumption.

Our research suggests that excessive IOP can elongate the eyeball
and increase myopia. It follows that reducing nearpoint stress and
correcting dietary imbalances may reduce the IOP and modify the
shape and refractive power of the lens and eyeball.
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